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Let’s Face This Together

Let’s Face This Together

Dear Friends of The Center: Our doors have been closed since March 14, and our team misses the in-person interaction with our community.  We send strength and love to all

Statement on the passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

Statement on the passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

We mourn the passing of civil rights legend, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and send our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. We also celebrate his extraordinary life, the

Alina Diaz

Alina Diaz

In 2019, Alina Diaz was a Power To Inspire Honoree at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights 2019 Power To Inspire Annual Gala. I believe in social justice and

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: More Than An Ally

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: More Than An Ally

At an early age, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland realized that she needed to be an agent for change and fight for racial equality. As a student at Duke University in 1960, Joan began her life

Eleanor Roosevelt: More Than A First Lady

Eleanor Roosevelt: More Than A First Lady

Eleanor Roosevelt, born into New York’s aristocracy, became an advocate for justice after working in tenements as a young woman, and guiding America through the Great Depression and World War

Letter From Birmingham Jail

Letter From Birmingham Jail

Letter from A Birmingham Jail: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University. On April 12, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and many others were

Freedom Summer—Mississippi Voting

Freedom Summer—Mississippi Voting

Simmons – Mississipi Voting-HDV 1080i60 from NCCHR on Vimeo. Of course, in the state of Mississippi for the most part, African American people could not register to vote. There were

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Even though federal courts in 1960 had outlawed segregation on interstate travel, many Southern states simply ignored the rulings. A band of young men and women, many of them trained

Dr. Denis Mukwege

Dr. Denis Mukwege

In 2018, Dr. Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict” His consistent

Freddy Mutanguha

Freddy Mutanguha

Freddy Mutanguha is the executive director for the Ageis Trust, an organization whose mission is the prevention of genocide through education. In this capacity, he runs the Kiagali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. Mutanguha survived the